Good morning friends of Care and Share!
Today, we are featuring the milk in our refrigerator because June is National Dairy Month. Milk is full of nutrients that are vital to a healthy diet, and we try to get as much milk and other dairy products as we can to our partner agencies.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommend that people 9 years and older consume 3 servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy every day. However, on average, people are consuming only about 2 servings of dairy a day.
One serving of dairy is: 1 cup (8 oz) of low-fat or fat-free milk, 1 cup (8 oz) low-fat or fat-free yogurt, 1.5 ounces reduced-fat natural cheese (e.g. Cheddar), 2 ounces reduced-fat processed cheese (e.g. American), 1/3 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese.
• 1 cup crunchy wheat and barley cereal
• 3 cups fat-free strawberry yogurt
• 1 (10-ounce) bag frozen unsweetened strawberries (about 2 1/2 cups)
• 1 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk
• 1 cup light or fat-free whipped topping (optional)
Place yogurt, strawberries and condensed milk in a blender; cover and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture over top of cereal, gently smoothing yogurt mixture to edges of pan. Cover with foil (or plastic wrap) and freeze for 8 hours or until firm. Use edges of foil to loosen and remove from pan; let recipe thaw for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into squares, top with whipped topping, if desired, and serve.
Storage tip: Squares may be individually wrapped and frozen for single servings.
Please click here to see the National Dairy Council’s 30 Days of Dairy handout for more fun, nutritious recipes.
Thanks for reading!